This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol 1.1"
China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Cassidy, Friend Of The Devil, El Paso, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Peggy-O, The Music Never Stopped Althea, Easy To Love You, Eyes Of The World-> Estimated Prophet-> Franklin's Tower-> Drums-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones
Master Soundboard Cassette > Cassette > DAT > CDR; pitch corrected and with AUD Nak CM300 patches (see info file for details); mastered by Scott Clugston
November 6, 2018 Subject:
Words cannot express...
I grew up in Upper Darby, PA (Home of the beloved Tower Theater), and the Tower and Spectrum we're like second homes to me! I immensely enjoyed countless Dead shows and Jerry Band early and late shows... Jerry acoustic a couple times ...MAGICAL! I was there for this one, too. Although a bit foggy, still remember one of my faves, the 23+ minute Eyes.. I want to thank y'all for the opportunity to listen to the show again, in a less chemically induced state, mind you. Wow...great memories!!... Priceless!
August 1, 2018 Subject:
Landed here from a Reddit thread about Dead drug use timeline
"If you listen to some of the 79 stuff where things get really gooey, there is the 35 minute scarlet fire, and the 60minute Estimared-Eyes-Franklins where you know the persian had made it on stage. Things got particularly out of hand for Jerry during Dead breaks when he was with Khan doing Jerry Band shows. Listen to some of the spring 78 releases you can hear the coke in Jerrys over worked sinuses. With rare exceptions I can not listen to anything from 84-88 Jerrys voice is like a charred crack cinder."
November 23, 2012 Subject:
An excellent continuation of their seminal '79 fall tour - the Road Trips release at least keeps the damned thing together, as it does the following night.
Set 1 - bookended by China Cat > Rider and Music Never Stopped, both outstandingly played. Rest of the first set is fine, nothing astonishing, but *very* well-played.
Set 2 - They begin this set with - count 'em - *four* songs topping 12 minutes each - Eyes doubles this - it's a real exercise in endurance, sustaining that kind of aura and ambience with real fire - and they do! Franklin's goes into this crazy meltdown jam that leads into a few minutes of free speed-jazz; this and the weird, swirling bits that straggle onto the beginning of Lost Sailor are the highlights for me.
October 9, 2010 Subject:
Road Trips, Full Show - Spectrum 1979-11-05
midnightcarousel this was a Road Trips & one of my favorites.
July 16, 2010 Subject:
wtf? this show wasn't on any road trips!
love the show though
May 30, 2007 Subject:
I would have loved to been at this show. To have been able to see the rare China>Rider opener would have been enough for me.
November 5, 2006 Subject:
Call me an imbecile, but ...
This is a fine performance and a great recording (I even like the audience patches - shows off that crowd energy). I'm partial to Philly shows - they loved playing that sardine can in South Philly - but what more could you want from a show? China-Rider opening, a stellar Music Never Stopped, a 22-minute Eyes (!) into Estimated-Franklin's ... what a setlist!
I think some people on here are a little jaded. You can't listen to Cornell, Harpur, RFK all the time ... enjoy some variety!
August 7, 2006 Subject:
Nice show, different kind of setlist. I haven't seen China -> Rider as a first set opener too much at all. Easy To Love You as a second set opener is suprising, too. All in all, it's a good show, great Eyes, great Frankiln's Tower.
January 27, 2006 Subject:
I have always LOVED this show, especially the Althea, Easy to Love You second set opener!! Oh yeah and the Eyes>Estimated>Franklin's!! Oh yeah, and the whole back-stretch. I do think the AUD sounds even better and more realistic, however I have since lost my analog copy on tape....Anybody still got theirs that's willing to put it up??? there still is an incentive as we can still download lossless versions of AUD, just not SBD's.
November 22, 2005 Subject:
Well, there is the Eyes
Fabulous 22+ minute Eyes of the Workd - was the longest ever until 1994 when some Jerry wanderfest took over.
The pre-drums portion of the second set is 5*, everything else is 3*.
Now, there is floating around out there an absolutely AMAZING aud (three Nak 300s into a Nak 550 from the 11th row center) and I am absolutely AMAZED no one has uploaded it here.
So what's up with that?
September 30, 2005 Subject:
MY POINT IS
Relatively uninspired but you really can't beat the setlist esp. the China-Rider opener. As I listen to the Stagger Lee and Peggy-O I can't help but invite people to compare them to almost any 1980's version (I like 6-14-85 Greek) because I think you'll see a strong argument for saying the band's musical evolution in the eighties wasn't really the sharp decline many heads claim. Jerry must be junked up because he is in a bit of a haze on these ones. He keeps up on some but isn't exactly winding the band up. Not the best, not the worst. Nice eyes -> seamless, and I mean seamless, transition right into estimated. Cool and unusual Brent piano solo in Estimated (8-19-80 Uptown is great too). I think there are better shows.
April 29, 2005 Subject:
Not my favorite, not terrible, this show has something for everyone however. I must say the transition from China Cat > I Know Your Rider is definately uplifting and sweet. By the way, Everyone is entitled to thier own opinion and should not be called names for expressing it.
February 21, 2005 Subject:
Ouch, we are not imbeciles
This guy below me should not call others imbeciles...especially just because the guy likes the sound quality of a show. C'mon now kids..Behave. 5 star show! woot woot!
February 11, 2005 Subject:
Not just for the time but in general. Plays nicely especially eyes but there are 2000 shows here not uninspiring and the fact this imbecile below me sid weiss gave this a 5 just galvanizes my decision.
Cape Cod, Landover, and New Haven were the picks of this tour this is just a filler then and now.
September 18, 2004 Subject:
GREAT SOUND QUALITY
August 16, 2004 Subject:
Yeah, get this one, too...
A good first set is followed by a spectacular second set. The Eyes is especially noteworthy as it clocks it at over 20 mins.